Enabling Environment for Electric Buses for Public Transport and their Pilot Deployment in Colombo, Sri Lanka


Rationale

Sri Lanka's transport comprises 28% of the country’s GHG emissions, produces SLCPs, and poses an unsustainable economic burden due to the cost of fuel imports. 

This project aims to create an enabling policy, regulatory and institutional enabling environment for electric bus public transport and to design a financial incentive package for pilot deployment of five electric buses in the Colombo metropolitan region. 

Objective

This project aims to achieve the following:

•    The establishment of a planning, policy and regulatory framework which will enable a transition towards low carbon public transport.

•    Planning for electric public transport buses to be introduced in Colombo.

•    The establishment of a financial incentive package to help jumpstart deployment, testing and financial/economic viability of electric buses and help mobilize the necessary funds from the public and private sector for future upscaling.
 

Activities

To achieve these outcomes the project will:

•    Design and develop a long-term comprehensive 'Sustainable Low-Carbon Transport Planning' document

•    Develop a comprehensive policy, regulatory and guidelines framework for electric bus mobility.

•    Develop a feasibility study and gap analysis for the impact on the electricity grid

•    Develop a technical, operational financial and regulatory viability assessment of EV charging technology standards and suitability.

•    Enhance the knowledge and skills of local stakeholders in government, the private sector, bus drivers and technicians, and commercial banks/financial institutions.


Project Reference - HDV-23-003 - Enabling Environment for Electric Buses for Public Transport and their Pilot Deployment in Colombo, Sri Lanka
 

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Pollutants (SLCPs)